Languages

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The languages in India are divided into 4 main language family: Indo-European, Dravidian, Austro-Asiatic, and Sino-Tibet; of which Indo-European and Dravidan languages are sopken by a majority.

The languages of India can also be understood, in general, in accordance with its geography. The people in the Northern Himalyan region and near the Burmese border speak Sino-Tibetian languages, the Northern and central region usually speak languages that fall under the Indo-European family, people in southern India speak languages from the Dravidan group, and some ethnic groups in North Eastern India speak Austro-Asiatic.


Photo Source: Central Institute of Indian Languages

For more information on Indian Languages please visit this comprehensive site of the Central Institute of Indian Languages. http://www.ciil.org/

The Eighth Schedule of Indian constitution allows for the “progressive use of the Hindi language for the official purposes of the Union